Photomicrography > Quartz
First draft: March 4th, 2015 | Last update: January 6th, 2016
Inclusions in Quartz
Quartz is a very rewarding material to take photomicrographs of, and yet, sometimes it isn't. Although quartz may contain a plethora of inclusions, many of which are characteristic of the deposit where the material was unearthed, careful stacking and well-balanced illumination both are of paramount importance. And additional polishing is often necessary.
What follows is a selection of images that where taken throughout several years of running experiments with different setups of the Wild-Heerbrugg M8. Without too much effort, some of these inclusions yielded stunning results almost instantaneously, while in the end, other photomicrographs often were the result of several extremely labour-intensive sessions.